Opinion

Hello! Women voters have real clout
Hello! Women voters have real clout
Political parties fail dismally to appeal to women voters. Some litter their manifestos with rhetoric meant to attract women but few offer a...
Immigration white paper critically flawed
Immigration white paper critically flawed
South Africa’s immigration legislation is set to be amended by March next year, purportedly under the guidance of a policy framework provided by...
Editorial: Journalism under attack in Africa
Editorial: Journalism under attack in Africa
The former Mail & Guardian editor, Angela Quintal, and Muthoki Mumo, formerly of Kenya’s Daily Nation, were detained overnight...
Break poverty divide, read to your children
Break poverty divide, read to your children
"The single biggest predictor of high academic achievement … is reading to children. Not flash cards, not workbooks, not fancy preschools,...
Editorial: Othering is apartheid
Editorial: Othering is apartheid
It’s hard to imagine what it must be like to be a pupil at the Rustenburg Girls’ Junior School in Cape Town’s Rondebosch. The teachers are...
Dark forces threaten Member
Dark forces threaten Member
Malusi Gigaba is an Honourable Member, as they say in Parliament. He is, shall we say, a member in good standing.
Letters to the Editor: November 9 to 15
Letters to the Editor: November 9 to 15
It is very unfortunate that the Mail & Guardian reported that a home affairs official tore up the passport of a 16-year-old from Zimbabwe (In...
Ways to be a super queer ally
Ways to be a super queer ally
Allyship has been defined by the Canadian PeerNetBC as “an active, consistent and arduous practice of unlearning and re-evaluating, in which a...
The midterms show Trump might not get re-elected in 2020
The midterms show Trump might not get re-elected in 2020
The November 6 midterm election was a very good one for the Democrats. 
Can the centre hold, or will South Africa get its own Bolsonaro?
Can the centre hold, or will South Africa get its own Bolsonaro?
Present indications are that South African voters are not gearing up to “do a Brazil” in the face of a mounting economic crisis and high levels...
Human egg providers are changing the way we think
Human egg providers are changing the way we think
In 2018, three news stories about assisted reproductive technologies (ART) — treatments used to assist people in achieving a pregnancy...
Merkel and the revenge of the old white boys' club
Merkel and the revenge of the old white boys' club
On October 29, German Chancellor Angela...
Domestic abuse isn’t only by men
Domestic abuse isn’t only by men
I accompanied my friend to one of his weekly church cell meetings in our area. He had been nagging me to attend at least one church service with...
A clever plan for silly season
A clever plan for silly season
It was the worst time to have a costume on: 1pm on a hot summer’s day. The costume wearer had trouble keeping his or her wig out of their eyes...

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